Rachel Feinstein

Season 10 continues with another INSPIRING guest!! Russell & Robert meet leading artist RACHEL FEINSTEIN from her studio in New York to discuss three decades of her artwork in sculpture, painting, drawing, performance and video.

In this 1 hour 30 minutes special episode, we discuss Rachel’s vivid childhood memories growing up in Miami, her early sculptures (including jewellery moulded from intimate parts of her body) and the influence of mentors such as Kiki Smith, Ursula von Rydingsvard, and Judy Pfaff. We explore the legacy and timeless relevance of fairytales and the way her work encompasses the richness and complexity of a woman’s lifetime and the strong connection between her drawings and sculptures.

In richly detailed sculptures and multipart installations, Rachel Feinstein investigates and challenges the concept of luxury as expressed in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Europe, in the context of contemporary parallels. By synthesizing visual and societal opposites such as romance and pornography, elegance and kitsch, and the marvellous and the banal, she explores issues of taste and desire.

We strongly recommend buying Rachel Feinstein's major monograph, published by Rizzoli (Click here to order). Look back at Rachel Feinstein's recent museum exhibition 'Maiden, Mother, Crone' by visiting The Jewish Museum's website (click here) and learn more at her gallery Gagosian's dedicated page. Follow @RachelFeinsteinStudio and @Gagosian on Instagram.

We are SO excited to be back for series 10!! We decided to start it sooner because so many of you have been messaging us and we didn't want to leave you without new episodes!!! We will be with you for the rest of the summer and beyond!!! Also, don't forget to catch up on over 130 one-hour earlier episodes from the Talk Art podcast Seasons 1-9, our treasured archive of creative thinking.

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